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Living Library

NorQuest College Living Library

Winter 2022

Formerly known as a 'Human Library'*, the Living Library upholds the spirit of the original event with the intent of creating a safe space for dialogue and to increase our understanding of others’ perspectives and experiences including those affected by stigma and prejudice. The event features people with diverse backgrounds or unique life experiences sharing their stories with a small group of Listeners. Spending time with a Speaker enables listeners to ask questions and learn about an individual’s experience of culture, spirituality, disability, identity, gender—whatever the case may be.

 

*Human Libraries were first staged in 2000 by a Danish youth organization called "Stop the Violence" and have since been organized all over the world. To find out more about this movement for social change, please visit the Human Library Organization website

Want to see what it was like in previous years? Take a look at these photos:

Group of students speaking with a book
Group of students speaking with a book
Two student volunteers
Group of students speaking with a book
Group of students speaking with a book
Group of students speaking with a book
Photo of a table with a poster for the human library and a framed picture of a cat